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GODZILLA: Japan’s Toho To Resurrect The Franchise In 2016

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Japan’s Toho Company LTD intends to bring their Godzilla franchise back in 2016. 2016 will be Japan’s first domestic production of a Godzilla film since 2004’s Godzilla Final Wars.

Project leader Taiji Ueda was quoted as saying, “With the success of the Hollywood version of GODZILLA, we decided on a new [domestic] production,” said Mr. Ueda at today’s press conference. The new production will be handled by Toho, in-house. “The screenplay is currently in development and we plan to start shooting next summer. We cannot announce cast or staff selections at this time. And we’re still deliberating whether to bring Godzilla to life via CGI or man-in-suit.” This resurrection will be the centerpiece for ’16, and this is the force of our words.”

The success of 2014’s American Godzilla reboot came from its less is more approach of keeping Godzilla out for large portions of the movie and slowly rewarding the audience with his presence. It is currently unknown if the new film will take the American’s recent approach or have their monsters prominently featured in a series of all out brawls (Pacific Rim style).

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Sources: The Good, The Bad and Godzilla, IGN, Variety

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